Metal-free and electrocatalytically active nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes synthesized by coating with polyaniline.

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Nitrogen doping of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was achieved by the carbonization of a polyaniline (PANI) coating. First, the CNTs were partially oxidized with KMnO4 to obtain oxygen-containing functional groups. Depending on the KMnO4 loading, thin layers of birnessite-type MnO2 (10 wt% and 30 wt%) were obtained by subsequent thermal decomposition… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/b9nr00405j

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@article{Jin2010MetalfreeAE, title={Metal-free and electrocatalytically active nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes synthesized by coating with polyaniline.}, author={Chen Jin and Tharamani Chikka Nagaiah and Wei Xia and Bernd Spliethoff and Shanshan Wang and Michael Bron and Wolfgang Schuhmann and Martin Muhler}, journal={Nanoscale}, year={2010}, volume={2 6}, pages={981-7} }